What's happening at Pesta Ubin 2017

Here's quick highlights of happenings at Pesta Ubin!
Pesta Ubin is Ubin Open House!
From the 10 May to 16 July 2017.


What's special about Pesta Ubin?
Once a year, people who love Ubin step up to share with the public their special slice of Pulau Ubin. Led by the community, Pesta Ubin activities are organic, heartfelt. Passionately highlighting Ubin's unique charms. Get a taste of the kinder, gentler way of life on Ubin during Pesta Ubin. More about Pesta Ubin.
Kampung Photo Booth for Ubin Open House, 2015
People passionate about Ubin joyously offer Pesta Ubin activities.

What's happening at Pesta Ubin?

Many Pesta Ubin activities are free of charge. Some do NOT require registration. Simply come to Pulau Ubin and join the fun! Find a Pesta Ubin activity that suits your schedule and interest! Don't say Bo Jio!

Every weekend got something on!

Pesta Ubin in the news!

Thanks to the support of many kind hearts, news about Pesta Ubin is reaching more people!
Thanks to Lester Ng of Little Day Out for this awesome feature of Pesta Ubin specially for the little ones.

Every weekend: FREE colouring the big Pulau Ubin Fun Map at Uncle Lim's shop

Let's colour this rare map together! This intricate 15-year old map is full of details of Ubin kampungs, places, people. Some of which are already lost. Also, the amazing mangroves, forests and wildlife that abound on the island and in the waters around it.
Let's colour this rare map together during Pesta Ubin!
It takes hours to colour this antique map! Come to Uncle Lim's shop to colour a shared copy of the map with everyone. This colouring activity is free.

If you want a map of your own, limited copies are for sale at Uncle Lim's shop throughout Pesta Ubin. Thank you to Uncle Lim for hosting this Pesta Ubin activity.

Every weekend: FREE Kampung Photo Booth at Uncle Lim's shop

Have a FREE Kampung makeover!
Just drop by Uncle Lim's shop at the centre of Ubin Town. Choose from cool props and quirky kampung accessories. Take a photo and post it #PestaUbin so your friends share in the fun at Pesta Ubin! Available every weekend of Pesta Ubin!


Every week: Floating Fish Farm Tour

Join this 1-hour tour of the floating fish farms around Pulau Ubin.
Did you know there are 60 fish farms around Pulau Ubin?
This is an exclusive opportunity to join Phillip Lin (chairman of Singapore Marine Aquaculture Cooperative and an ex-commercial diver) as he takes you on board his boat and shares openly about his life as a fish farmer.

Every weekend: Kayaking for Fun(d)

Choose from day or night kayaking trip, starting from Living Fisher Village. Enjoy Ubin's waters and help make a difference for Ubin residents.
  • Day Kayaking round Ketam island (during low tide) or Mangrove (during high tide) with a professional guide.
  • Night Kayaking round Ketam island (during low tide) or Mangrove (during high tide) with a professional guide and safety boat.

Every weekend: Mangrove boat tour

Join this 30-minute boat tour for a special view of the lush mangroves of Pulau Ubin.

Every weekend: Nature Mountain Biking with Sea Angel

A perfect escapade for those who enjoy the immersive experience of cycling through untainted surroundings of nature - this adventure is not to be missed!
Basic Mountain-biking course by Mountain Bike Association
Discover Pulau Ubin with us as the journey brings you to explore lesser known scenic spots, areas for specific animal and bird sightings, as well as historical landmarks.

(This event is not for beginners)


10 May - 4 Jun: FREE Round Ubin Interactive Race with Asian Detours

Login and play anytime you are on Ubin. Prizes for the top 3 teams! For everyone aged 4 and up.
Coming soon! Details on how you and your team can start playing!


10-14 May: Tua Pek Kong Festival, learn with the Singapore Heritage Society

On the fourth month of the Lunar calendar, when the moon is full, Pulau Ubin bursts with celebrations!
Wayang shows go on during the day and night!
For six days and six nights, the birthday of Tua Pek Kong is honoured with colourful festivities. Ubin Jetty is decked out in colourful flags and lanterns, and Ubin Town is host to lavish rituals. The ancient Wayang Stage at Ubin Town comes alive with traditional opera in glittering costumes as well as more modern vibrant celebrations. Pilgrims and worshippers make their way to Ubin to celebrate.

10 May (Wed): Fun at Opening of the Living Fisher Village

Opening Ceremony of the Living Fishing Village! Experience kampung lifestyle with us - bring your family and friends along too!

Phillip Lin and Uncle Ah Kok warmly welcome everyone to their traditional house (aka Living Fisher Village), where you will be rewarded with untold stories of struggle, traditional culture and the original way of kampung life.

Activites include:

  • Play kampung games and experience kampung lifestyle
  • Dress up and pose at photo booths
  • Cooking Demonstration: Making traditional kueh ("cake") using charcoal stove
  • Intro to Kayaking: 1-hour trial session for visitors who have never tried kayaking before. Learn techniques on how to paddle with a guide.
  • Exhibition and tour about mangroves with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative.


13 May (Sat): Sunset BBQ and campfire - "Kampung Reunite"

Ideal for kids, families and people of all ages! Bring your musical instruments for kampung style entertainment.
Outside Living Fisher VIllage house - discover the best spot to watch an unblocked view of sunset overlooking the sea!

Experience a fulfilling night as we gather around the campfire to share stories and music, watch an outdoor film, and chill on a hammock while sipping on fresh coconut water.

14 May (Sun): Mangrove Kayaking Adventure with Asian Detours

Specially designed for all adventure seekers, this 4-hour adventure is your perfect introduction to kayaking!
For ages 7 to 75. Friendly for beginners, come as you are because equipment and gear will be provided. Hop on one of our tandem kayaks in a pair or with our guide, and you are set for your adventure!